561 El Matador Fort Walton Beach

Just Renovated in 2021 - This unit combines soothing neutrals and with touches of sea blues and greens to awaken the senses and renew your spirit!






Enjoy plenty of seating and elbow room in this two bedroom, two bathroom condo at the beach. The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy morning breakfast at the breakfast bar or grab a cup of coffee and enjoy it on your balcony which overlooks the calm bay. The master bedroom has a king size bed while the guest bedroom has a queen size bed.  The sofa sleeper in the living room will accommodate two allowing this unit to sleep 6 people comfortably. Escape to the Emerald Coast and make memories at El Matador.

El Matador Condominiums are located next to 17 miles of uninhabited beach. To make your Florida vacation unforgettable, our beach resort offers an array of amenities which includes two pools (one is heated seasonally), tennis/pickle ball and basketball courts, a fitness center, whirlpools, saunas, meeting rooms and more!  Resting on over 12 acres, El Matador is beautifully landscaped and meticulously attended featuring lush palm trees and manicured lawn. The resort is accented by surrounding sugar-white sand, the sparkling surf, and is convenient to many unique shopping establishments fine restaurants and a variety of water sports.

Age Requirement:  NO reservations will be accepted for singles under the age of 25 unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian shall be allowed to supervise no more than 3 individuals under the age of 25. Parent or legal guardian MUST occupy the same room as those they are supervising. Any reservations made under false pretenses will forfeit all prepaid rents and deposits and will be required to vacate the unit.


Complex Amenities
  • Heated Pool (Seasonal)
  • Gulf-Front Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis / Pickle Ball Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Hot Tub & Sauna
  • 24-Hour Security
  • Conference Rooms - extra fee
  • Community BBQ Grills - Charcoal
  • Private Beach Access
  • Coin laundry on each floor
  • Boardwalk to the beach
  • Elevators
  • Gated Complex
  • Beach Shower
  • EV Charger
  • Ice Machine - Vending
Unit Amenities
  • Keyless Entry
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove/Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Granite Countertops
  • Dinnerware / Cookware Furnished
  • Tile Flooring
  • Master Bedroom with Balcony Access
  • Linens Included
  • Private Balcony
  • Central A/C and Heat
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Peak Summer 2024 06/08/2024 - 07/02/2024 3 $220.00
4th of July 2024 07/03/2024 - 07/07/2024 3 $226.60
Peak Summer 2024 07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024 3 $220.00
Summer 2024 07/20/2024 - 08/02/2024 3 $184.00
Fall 2024 08/03/2024 - 08/29/2024 3 $142.00
Labor Day 2024 08/30/2024 - 09/06/2024 3 $146.26
Fall 2024 09/07/2024 - 09/20/2024 3 $142.00
High Winter 2024 09/21/2024 - 10/31/2024 3 $127.00 $2,760.35
Winter 2024 -2025 11/01/2024 - 11/26/2024 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
Thanksgiving 2024 11/27/2024 - 12/01/2024 3 $146.26
Winter 2024 -2025 12/02/2024 - 12/23/2024 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
Christmas 2024 12/24/2024 - 12/26/2024 3 $130.81
Winter 2024 -2025 12/27/2024 - 12/30/2024 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
New Years 2024 12/31/2024 - 01/01/2025 3 $130.81
Winter 2024 -2025 01/02/2025 - 02/28/2025 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
Spring 2025 03/01/2025 - 05/16/2025 3 $165.31 $3,676.52
Summer 2025 05/17/2025 - 05/22/2025 3 $184.00
Memorial Day 2025 05/23/2025 - 05/26/2025 3 $189.52
Summer 2025 05/27/2025 - 06/06/2025 3 $184.00
Peak Summer 2025 06/07/2025 - 07/01/2025 3 $220.00
4th of July 2025 07/02/2025 - 07/06/2025 3 $226.60
Peak Summer 2025 07/07/2025 - 07/18/2025 3 $220.00
Summer 2025 07/19/2025 - 08/01/2025 3 $184.00
Fall 2025 08/02/2025 - 08/29/2025 3 $142.00
Labor Day 2025 08/30/2025 - 09/05/2025 3 $146.26
Fall 2025 09/06/2025 - 09/19/2025 3 $142.00
High Winter 2025 09/20/2025 - 10/31/2025 3 $127.00 $2,760.35
Winter 2025 - 2026 11/01/2025 - 11/25/2025 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
Thanksgiving 2025 11/26/2025 - 11/30/2025 3 $146.26
Winter 2025 - 2026 12/01/2025 - 12/23/2025 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
Christmas 2025 12/24/2025 - 12/26/2025 3 $130.81
Winter 2025 - 2026 12/27/2025 - 12/30/2025 3 $127.00 $1,610.00
New Years 2025 12/31/2025 - 01/01/2026 3 $130.81
Winter 2025 - 2026 01/02/2026 - 02/28/2026 3 $127.00 $1,610.00


For ten years we been coming best place ever
Terry & Sandy
Mar 2024
Winter home away from home
best winter ever love this place be back next year
Mar 2023
Winter home away from home
unit has been remodeled fresh paint and new furniture been staying at that unit 7 of the 8 years we have been coming to Florida the one year was cause of the remodel just that unit
Terry & Sandy
Mar 2022
Great property!
My family loved staying here! We loved watching the sail boats going in and out. We loved the sunset and sunrise views. The heated pool was so close to us! We love all the remodeling this owner has done. This place is amazing!
Oct 2021
We enjoyed the place and want to come back.
Oct 2019
I would stay here again.
Our stay was great. The only thing I would change is that I think towels should be provided instead of having only 2 sets for 8 days and the lounge was supposed to be open for use as long as it wasn't rented however there were many days it was locked and not being used.
Jul 2019
Love staying in your condominium. We will be next year The accomadations were great as usual .Wish I could stay there all the time.
Jun 2018
Great place
if you are looking for a peaceful vacation with family and away from noise people, El Matador is a great place, we had a great time, thanks to all the crew that make our vacation great. Will be back.
May 2018
my stay
I enjoyed my stay at the El matador. I really enjoyed my unit. But the owner really needs to place a bigger TV in the family room. At least a 40in. The security guard with the braids is really sweet. She makes you feel welcome. I will return, I would like my same unit 561. But with a bigger TV lol.

Manager's Response:  We have upgraded the TV in the living room.  Thank you for reviewing your stay and we hope we have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit our area.
Jul 2016
The room was very nice as well as all the pools an spa room. Only problem we had was we has no cable the whole time the security said to try and unplug then reply bUT that didn't work it was on all tvs other then that we had a great time we spent for our anniversary Managers Response: We are so sorry that you had an issue with one of the TV's in the unit. We have fixed the problem with the cable box so there shouldn't be any more problems with the TV. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we will have the pleasure of providing your accommodations the next time you visit the area.
May 2016
Great experience
We loved our unit, it felt like home! Walking distance to the beach, close to restaurants and pier. We will definitely go back!
Jul 2015
El Matador visit/review
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the El Matador and look forward to more visits in the future!
Apr 2015
unit 561
This was your second winter staying at El Matador and yes it was GREAT the other snowbirds are great and all the different events are fun. Were in the top unit building five and we can see not only the beach but the sound and the boats all day long already booked for next year and many more to come. Unit makes you feel at home and are every comfortable
Terry & Sandy
Mar 2015
El Matador #561
The condo was very comfortable for us. There were a few little things that are usually supplied that were not, like dish soap and coffee filters that we had to make a special run for, but that is not that big of a deal. The other little things were racks that fell and came out of the wall when using, like the towel rack in master bedroom and small shelf by sink in the same bathroom...small repairs needed, so they can be used. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and had a good vacation.
Jul 2014
Enjoyable Weekend Away
My family has not stayed on the Island in a long time. We were in town for a family get together. We loved having both Gulf and Sound views. Watching the boats early mornings and evenings was so nice. It was also convenient to have access to luggage carts. It made arrival and departure a breeze. Very much enjoyed the pool and spa. Very close proximity to our condo. Great beach location at end of Island. No overcrowding and very friendly beach chair/umbrella service. Condo comfy and very quiet. Loved being at the very top. Thanks for sharing your home. We plan to return.
May 2014
Winter escape
First year as snow birds from Minnesota and we found El Matador clean friendly and well kept grounds pools crystal clear We had a perfect view of the active sound and just a short walk to the gulf Several events provided to meet our neighbors Well we return next year you bet already booked Thank you El Matador
Terry & Sandy
Apr 2014

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